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Microsoft interested in 'virtual reality' technology company

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Feb 2009 21:58 User comments (7)

Microsoft interested in 'virtual reality' technology company Microsoft is currently negotiating to acquire the Israeli 3D technology company 3DV Systems for $35 million USD.
According to the company's website, "3DV Systems develops "virtual reality" imaging technology for digital cameras that it sells, called ZCams (formerly Z-Sense). Its main targets are the gaming market that enjoy a genuinely immersive experience."

The ZCam allows users to control the game through body gestures, just as the Nintendo Wii or PlayStation's EyeToy does. 3DV says their system is better however, as you are not required to wear anything.

The software giant will use the 3D technology in its Xbox 360 console.

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7 user comments

118.2.2009 22:55

That should be pretty neat, but I'm putting off buying anymore accessories until the next Xbox.

219.2.2009 1:17

Why, Microsoft why....

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319.2.2009 3:18

where is my afterdawn???m when the hddvd vs bluray war i couldn't miss one day of afterdawn it was geat, now i have to check it every 3 days to have something to read, pleas AD, change your focus I'm really loosing you

419.2.2009 10:51

Originally posted by Gradical:
where is my afterdawn???m when the hddvd vs bluray war i couldn't miss one day of afterdawn it was geat, now i have to check it every 3 days to have something to read, pleas AD, change your focus I'm really loosing you
Create a new format to compete with Blu-ray then...

519.2.2009 13:29

@Gradical

Yeah i know gone are those days lol. What was even more fun was 360 vs ps3. I guess we can wait for the nex gen war

620.2.2009 9:42

Originally posted by Gradical:
where is my afterdawn???m when the hddvd vs bluray war i couldn't miss one day of afterdawn it was geat, now i have to check it every 3 days to have something to read, pleas AD, change your focus I'm really loosing you
I totally aggree with you. After bluray and hddvd stuff things have gotten pretty boring. Stories that are days old, no one commenting on anything. What is going on here?

720.2.2009 19:21

hey maybe this could work a cell phone platform war iphone vs palm vs rim vs windows mobile vs symbian. I dont think that would go anywhere for now

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